This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Ney sentenced to 30 months in prison
Former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison for his role in a congressional bribery scandal. The Republican had pleaded guilty to trading official favors for golf trips, tickets, meals and campaign donations from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
The sentence handed down Friday in Washington is harsher than what prosecutors or Ney’s lawyers had recommended. The judge says that’s because the former lawmaker violated the public’s trust.
She also ordered Ney into a prison alcohol rehab program.
Ney apologized in court, saying he will continue to take full responsibility, accept the consequences and “battle the demons of addiction.”